Remembering Hanna Weinberg, pioneering advocate for domestic abuse victims


Hanna Weinberg

For women in the Orthodox Jewish community, domestic abuse is still too often suffered in silence.

Susan Rosenberg, An American Radical


Susan Rosenberg's "An American Radical"

I guess it’s inevitable, when you’re at a book talk by a 1970s radical political activist who was wanted by the FBI, went underground, got arrested, and spent 16 and a half years behind bars, that

Link Roundup: Remembering Roe v. Wade



Marking the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade approaches on January 22nd, National Council of Jewish Women CEO Nancy K.

"In the Land of Blood and Honey" premieres at Holocaust Memorial Museum


"In the Land of Blood and Honey" poster

Angelina Jolie (not a Jewess but a definite do-gooder) visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum last week to premiere

They will spit: In the tradition of Miriam, Jewish women will continue to challenge the establishment


Miriam and Aaron complain against Moses

The ultra-orthodox establishment in Israel is reportedly losing sleep over women’s demands for equality.

Black History Month: Wednesdays in Mississippi


You might think that I – a public historian – would love the opportunities on our public calendar to celebrate historical figures and communities. But truth be told, I’m a bit of a skeptic.

Women should be seen AND heard in Israel


Extremist Ulta-Orthodox groups in Israel are trying to erase images of women from public space.

Frances Goldin, 87-year-old Occupy protester unsuccessfully tries to get arrested


In response to the police crackdown on Occupy protests across the country, thousands of people assembled with renewed energy at Occupy Wall Street on November 17th, dubbed the Occupy Wall Street Da

Together, we are making change


Gail Reimer

Change is definitely in the air, and it is filling me with hope.

Interfaith leaders rally to raise awareness of homelessness among LGBTQ youth


When I moved to New York City, I was told that there are a set of rules one should follow in order to ride the subway safely.


Rising Voices


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